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New owner, new hope

State of the art organics processing facility, Astoria Organics, is under new ownership. The compost producer, which started production on the Phillipston Road in Thurlow ward in September of last year,...

 

Apples in for good fall

It is looking to be a strong year for apples, according to a local orchard owner. Colin Campbell of Campbell’s Orchards says the fruit bud for an apple tree is typically...

 
 

Teachers supporting conservation

Local teachers are boosting the education programs at Quinte Conservation. The conservation agency has recognized the “generous donations” from the chapter of ADK Labda – International Honorary Organization for Women Educators. Quinte...

 

‘It’s getting real:’ Florida braces for...

Hundreds of thousands of Florida residents are scrambling to get out of the state before Hurricane Irma hits, while others are staying put and bracing for the Category 4 storm. The...

 
 

Farmers’ fingers crossed for late frost

Crops in the Prince Edward County have suffered quite a bit due to mass amounts of wet weather now coupled with a recent dry snap. Many local farmers like Lloyd Crowe...

 

Quinte Conservation downgrades flood warning

Even though we got hit with a bunch of rain overnight, water levels on the Bay of Quinte have dropped enough that Quinte Conservation is downgrading its flood warning to...

 
 

Natural wonders at Presqu’ile

People who love nature might want to visit Presqu’ile Provincial Park this weekend. The annual Monarchs and Migrants Weekend runs Saturday and Sunday at Presqu’ile. There will be guided nature walks, and...

 

Ontario Launches the Green Ontario Fund to Help People Save...

Ontario is helping people across the province save money and fight climate change through the Green Ontario Fund – a new not-for-profit provincial agency that will deliver programs and rebates...

 
 

Dispute between County and WPD over permits powers up

A dispute over a stalled Road Users Agreement is heating up between Prince Edward County and a wind proponent planning to construct nine turbines in South Marysburgh. Mayor Robert Quaiff has...

 

Flood warning downgraded by Lower Trent Conservation

There’s some welcome news for property owners along the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte shorelines from Quinte West to Grafton. Lower Trent Conservation is downgrading its flood warning, to a...

 
 
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